The criticality of community engagement in Higher Education: it is reassuring to see a continued and growing interest by universities in this area on all levels – locally, nationally, and internationally.
For this University, Responsible Community Engagement is more than just window dressing. It is one of our strategic pillars – Goal Two of the UKZN Strategic Plan (2017-2021) to be exact, which aims to contribute to the prosperity and sustainability of KwaZulu-Natal and to nation-building by connecting and committing the entire University family to the communities we serve, in a manner that adds value and earns the people’s respect. It is in that breath that the University has committed itself and its resources to the common good of society which has seen a vast number of outreach programmes being managed by the University.
The projects range from HIV and AIDS, upgrading the skills of Science and Mathematics teachers, to food security and community tourism projects. Such partnerships not only contribute to the public good, but also benefit universities, and more so our students.
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